How do Republicans define "jobs"?

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    Now that Republicans have control of the house, seems they are saying, "We never said we could create any jobs".

    First, Gov. Christie of New Jersey is being tauted because he cut 20,000 jobs. Other Republicans are joining they fray. They want to cut 200,000 jobs and the latest, for JB is 700,000. So be it.

    So they are saying they have no plan for "job creation"? If they continue to cut taxes for the wealthy and cut middle class jobs, who is going to pay for the military?

    Let's point out that cutting 700,000 jobs adds nearly a full percentage point to the unemployment rate. That would bring it back up to over 10%, which is where Bush left it on the last day of his final budget.

    Are we only seeing part of the Republican plan? Is there more or is this as far as they've gotten? Used to be the Republican's only plan was to cut taxes. Now it's "cut taxes" and "cut jobs". That's the plan? There has to be more.
     
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    When a politician says they are going to create private sector jobs, they are lying.
     
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    I think they define it by making it easier for the private sector to operate. If they are operating they are creating the jobs.

    The Govt creates taxpayer funded job of which we have more than enough.
     
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    Who was paying for these jobs that he wants to cut? Or you could look at it this way it jumpoed when obama was elected. Because it did not go past 8.0 until he won the election.
     
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    If you are so concerned about creatng jobs, go out and create one.

    It's amazing how you always expect someone else to do what you want done rdean. You keep doing that you will definitely be disappointed.
     
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    asterism Congress != Progress

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    Your math is wrong:

    http://www.google.com/search?source...l=&oq=&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.&fp=369c8973645261b8
    Employment Situation Summary Table A. Household data, seasonally adjusted

    Your timing of when government spent according to Bush's last budget is wrong:

    Bureau of Labor Statistics Data

    Read The Bill: H.R. 2638 [110th] - GovTrack.us

    H.R. 1105 [111th]: Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 (GovTrack.us)

    http://www.usmessageboard.com/politics/133478-obama-got-a-fresh-start.html
     
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    Obama was elected just as the disaster was happening. Much the same way Bush was elected as the dotcom bubble burst.

    Clinton gets the blame for that one. Bush gets the blame for this one.
     
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    The disaster as you put it started in 2007, and steadily got worse. Yes it really took off after obama was elected. You see election do have there consequences.
     
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    It does? How?
    Sounds like a strawman to me.

    They are? Where?
    Sounds like a strawman to me
     
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    What the fuck else is new?
     

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